I work at Target and literally was unaware that our store now produces a store-brand "Heyday" brand turntable. I don't recall our store stocking or selling any of these turntables during Christmas, though we certainly sold Crosley turntables as well as vinyl LPs, something Target hadn't sold in years.
So I came in early last night (I work in another occupation during the day, and just a couple of nights at "tar-zhay"), asked the tech guy if he had seen these. It turned out our store just received one of these Heyday turntables. Strangely, there was not a display model to look at. The box only has a glued-on label with a picture and a very brief product description, the rest of the box is white with no descriptions. Our tech guy couldn't recall if we'd sold any Heyday turntables yet, it has not been featured in the weekly ad or on Cartwheel.
I'm not in the market for an entry-level new turntable
, so I'm not really the target audience for this unit (pun intended). Personally, if I was seeking an entry-level turntable, I'd wait until there were more Heyday turntable product reviews from actual users. One wishes that Michael Fremer could review the Heyday turntable, but I won't hold my breath. The unit looks nice
but the big questions are quality of the spindle, motor, arm assembly, connecting wires and so forth. There are no specifications, and I think this is Target's first foray into turntable production. Stay tuned...
vinyl master wrote: ↑
18 Dec 2018 04:17
I just came across this NEW turntable today...It has all the features you could want...Counterweight? Check! Anti-Skating Dial?? Check! Check! Removable or upgradeable cartridge??? Check! Check! Check! It also has the ability to sync with Bluetooth speakers, if you're into that sort of thing...You can use the built-in preamp, but it also gives you the option to switch to YOUR OWN preamp, should you desire...It comes with a standard Audio Technica cartridge (set to 2.5 grams in the video below), but it looks like you could upgrade to an Ortofon or any other cartridge of your choice...The kicker...It's UNDER $100, people...